Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders | Welzant September 2024

September 19, 2024 to May 8, 2025

Participants must have taken both parts of The Complexities of Complex Trauma and From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders to enroll in this course.

Course Format: 9 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Thursdays, 2024: Sep 19, Oct  17, Nov 14, Dec 12. 2025: Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar  27, April 17. May  8
Meeting Time: 12:00 PM-2:30 PM  US Eastern Time

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This course consists of nine sessions. Each session is “free-standing” in that it encompasses an entire topic to be covered in a single class. 

Session Topics
Session One – An Introduction to Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents
Session Two – Depersonalization and Derealization
Session Three – Institutional Betrayal
Session Four – Psychopharmacology and Medical Consequences of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Session Five – Neurobiology of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders and Research Update
Session Six – Shame and Moral Injury and Their Roles in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Session Seven – Addictions and Eating Disorders
Session Eight – Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men and Its Outcomes
Session Nine – Suicidality and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
 

Course Completion Requirements

Course completion requires live attendance, participation in sessions, and completion of session and overall evaluations. APA and ASWB credit cannot be awarded for watching the recording of a session. Please be advised that all courses have a course closure date, which is the last day of the month following the last session. All requirements must be completed by the course closure date. At that time, the course will no longer be accessible to participants who have pending tasks and credit cannot be retrieved at a later date. 

APA: Participants must attend all sessions live (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of the full 150 minutes). APA Credit is not awarded for any missed sessions, nor for partial attendance that does not satisfy the aforementioned criteria. Credit will only be awarded for individual sessions in which live attendance requirements are successfully met and session evaluations are complete. At the end of the course, certificates will be automatically populated upon the completion of the final overall course evaluation. 

ASWB: Participants must attend all live sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). If you are absent for an individual session or do not meet the aforementioned criteria, you are no longer eligible to earn ASWB credit at the completion of the course. *ASWB participants must be present and meet minute criteria for every single session throughout the course. ASWB certificates are manually processed by ISSTD staff and will be awarded via email approximately two weeks after the course closure date.

ISSTD Certificate Program: Participants must attend 6 out of 9 sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). Those who attend the required number of sessions will be awarded 30 ISSTD Certificate Program credits. No certificate is awarded for certificate program credits.

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Target Audience

Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with chronic trauma related disorders. 

The course content is at the advanced level.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 22.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 22.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 22.50 continuing education credits.
  • 22.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 22.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
09/02/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2025
Event starts: 
09/19/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2025 - 2:30pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$670.00
Your Price:
$720.00
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Victor Welzant, PsyD

Email: drwelzant@verizon.net
Faculty Bio: Victor Welzant, PsyD, is the Director of Education and Training and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, based in Ellicott City, MD. Victor previously served as Director of Acute Trauma Services for the Sheppard Pratt Health System and as a consultant to the State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the area of disaster behavioral health. Victor maintains a private consulting and clinical practice in Towson MD, where he specializes in the treatment of Trauma and Stress related conditions, organizational training, and program development.

Victor is the Clinical Director for the Anne Arundel Fire Dept. Critical Incident Stress Management team in MD, as well as a supervisor for the Sheppard Pratt Health Care CISM team development. He is a consultant to the Harford County Maryland Sheriff’s Department’s Crisis Negotiation, and Peer Support teams and serves on the adjunct faculty of Towson University in Psychology, Nursing, and Homeland Security. Victor currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. Victor lectures and consults internationally on the topics Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, Suicide, Disaster Behavioral Health and the impact and treatment of trauma.​

Fees for in-person and teleseminar courses include continuing education (CE) credits. Continuing education credits are available for all teleseminar courses as well as US and Canada-based in-person courses. 

Please note that APA certificates will automatically populate upon the completion of the course. ASWB certificates are manually processed by staff and will be sent to eligible participants approximately two weeks after the course closure date. 

Available Credit

  • 22.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 22.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 22.50 continuing education credits.
  • 22.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 22.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
 
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ISSTD Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will only be accepted up to 14 days prior to the first course session. Cancellations are subject to a $45 cancellation fee plus the cost of copyrighted materials. The course fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the course less than 14 days before the start of the course. Once the course starts no new students can be accepted more than one week after the course begins. Please note that to receive ASWB ACE credit, all sessions must be attended. All materials used for this course are subject to copyright laws and are not for duplication or distribution by course participants. Fees must be submitted with registration, and must be submitted in US dollars.

The cost of the copyrighted materials for this course is $45.
 

Required Hardware/software

ISSTD uses Zoom for our live teleseminar courses. Information on system requirements can be found here. A guide to live teleseminar courses is available below and in each session of the course in the course portal. 

PDF iconISSTD Guide to Teleseminars